We always come across amazing efforts! The Loutraki Dive Club (follow them on Facebook) is a volunteer group with a mission to protect of aquatic ecosystems and marine animals while increasing interest in aquatic tourism and scuba diving along Greek costal areas.
Nikos Baourakis, the President of the Club says: "The members of the group have systematically initiated sea floor cleaning and shore cleaning activities since August 2013 and to date we have recorded 120 clean up efforts, 870 member participations. Loutraki Dive Club has collected over 30064 kg or 28341 pieces of human pollution from the sea floor in total! Our initiative is to continue with our efforts and to intensify over time with more participation from both local and official organizations with a ecological, green agenda. Creating awareness to the issues of marine pollution so as to have more people sensitized to the magnitude of the problem that faces our oceans today. Positive impacts can result from greater awareness and appreciation of the natural world and our goal is to leave behind a cleaner marine ecosystem for future generations. Through the promotion of our actions, we aim to sensitize as many of our fellow citizens as possible so that they may also participate alongside us or organize their own clean up of coastal areas, seashores, streams etc. With this determined effort, we are hopeful for a better tomorrow for us, our children and all of humanity."